The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will publish the result of its call for information on the UK petrol and diesel market on Wednesday (30 January). The report is expected to identify whether there are any competition concerns within the UK fuel market to warrant the launch of an investigation. The OFT began gathering information from the industry, motoring groups and consumer bodies in September, and its decision has been awaited keenly. Pressure group PetrolPromise has been pushing for a […]
Biofuels are not a cost-effective means of reducing emissions from road transport and pose significant sustainability problems, a new study from independent think-tank Chatham House has suggested.
Competition for HGV drivers is pushing wages up and heaping pressure on operators, warns Meachers Global
Rising driver wages look set to exacerbate the current squeeze in labour supply, Meachers Global Logistics MD Stuart Terris has warned. Commenting on the financial performance of the firm in the year to 31 May – which notched up a 25% increase in turnover with a 67% rise in pre-tax profit – Terris pointed to the ongoing driver shortage and fuel price volatility as the two main operational headwinds facing the company. On the former, he said: “We’re on top […]